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Narrow-Leaf Helleborine

Cephalanthera longifolia


The flowers of this species hardly open, because they are autogamous (self-pollinating). Before the opening of the flower, the anther opens and the pollinia directly sink onto the stigmatic surface. Then pollen tubes start growing. This pollination mode enables the White helleborine to grow in deep shade, where the pollinators are almost absent


Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-Jezera National Park), Croatia.

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Narrow-leaf Helleborine
Cephalanthera longifolia Narrow-leaf Helleborine - Cephalanthera longifolia - Overview


The MnMs
The MnMs 11 months ago

ok, thanks!

KostasZontanos 11 months ago

Marta I think it's Cephalanther longifolia (not damasonium).


Lat: 44.90, Long: 15.61

Spotted on May 31, 2016
Submitted on Dec 10, 2016

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